Recipe by BETHANY T.
I came up with this recipe for "Dining on a Dollar". I love this because it' spicy, sweet, tangy, easy and quick to prepare, and best of all... inexpen$ive!
Top Review by PaulaG
A delicious dinner that was on the table in a flash. The recipe was reduced to 2 servings, using a little more snap peas than called for and probably reducing the amount of peanuts by about half. It produced very generous servings. Good luck in the contest.
- 2 (3 ounce) packages ramen noodles (any flavor, discard flavor packet)
- 2 cups cooked chicken breasts (cut into strips or slices)
- 1 cup carrot, cut into matchstick sized pieces (about 3 carrots)
- 1⁄4 lb fresh sugar snap pea, trimmed and string removed
- 5 scallions, sliced
- 1 cup peanuts, chopped (divided)
- 1 (14 ounce) can bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons oil
- cooking spray
- 2 tablespoons sambal oelek
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon Thai fish sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Directions See How It's Made
- Break ramen noodle squares into 4ths and boil in salted water until tender, about 2-3 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water and allow to drain until later.
- Mix all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
- Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and bring to med/high heat. Break eggs into pan and scramble stirring constantly until just cooked. Remove eggs from pan and set aside.
- Wipe out pan if needed, and heat over high heat.
- Add cooking oil to pan.
- Add carrots and sugar snap peas and stirfry until starting to soften (about 2-3 minutes).
- Add scallions and 2/3rds of peanuts, stirfry another minute.
- Add bean sprouts and garlic and stirfry for about 1 more minute.
- Push all ingredients to the outside edges of the pan and add drained ramen noodles adding a little more oil if you need to. Stirfry one more minute.
- Add chicken and sauce mixture.
- Cook until chicken is heated through and sauce has thickened slightly.
- Stir in reserved eggs.
- Continue cooking until everything is heated through.
- Serve with remaining peanuts sprinkled on top.